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Gina Johnson BSN, RN
CNA Program Coordinator
Office: 775-327-2309

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Certified Nursing Assistant Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding Great Basin College's Certified Nursing Assistant course!

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  • Register as a GBC Student 775-327-2068 or
  • Enroll in the CNA course. Assistance with enrolling in a GBC class.
  • Purchase a subscription from American Databank (Complio) 1-800-200-0853 or You will need to add these packages: vaccine tracking, drug screen, background check.
  • Before class begins: 1) Upload all required documents into your new complio account before class begins. 2) Complete drug screen. 3) Obtain BLS from American Heart association (AHA).
  • BLS is available at GBC call 775-327-2317.

The CNA course is a hybrid course consisting of three parts:

  • Theory 40 hours
  • Skills Lab 60 hours
  • Clinical 20 hours

Course length is 4-8 weeks depending on location.

You must be 16 years of age to enroll in a CNA course.

No, you do not need a high school diploma or a GED to enroll in a CNA course.

Financial aid may be available. Please contact our Student Financial Services for more information.

- JOIN: 775-753-1700 or
- EmployNV: Gaye Elliott 775-753-1900
- H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant: 775-827-0184
- Good Jobs Northern Nevada: 775-444-2821
- Nye Communities Coalition Phone: 775-727-9970

GBC Health Sciences and Human Services offers these courses. Call 775-327-2317 for class information.

We offer CNA classes in Elko, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca, Ely and Pahrump.

Registration requirement information

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For More Information Contact

Gina Johnson BSN, RN
CNA Program Coordinator
Office: 775-327-2309

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